Pepatian’s *35th* Anniversary & 2018 projects


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Pepatián is a 30+-year old non-profit arts organization in the South Bronx dedicated to creating, producing and supporting multi-disciplinary contemporary art by Latinx and Bronx-based artists. Now in its 35th year, we have PLENTY to celebrate !

What We Need & What You Get

Your $ helps with:

~ production costs for 2018 Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency project;

~ supplementing teaching artists fees for upcoming workshops in Pepatian’s Hip-Hop Academy & Empowerment Collective projects;

~ production costs for Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx: A Choreographic Collaboration Across Diaspora documentary film with artists Sita Frederick, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, & Marion Ramirez.

Your support is invaluable, thank you!

What you get:

Perks include shout outs on Facebook, credit in program,  listing as benefactor on Pepatian’s website, free tickets to upcoming dance shows, DVD of new documentary film, Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx: A Choreographic Collaboration Across Diaspora, including bonus videos AND Pepatian t-shirt.

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Basquiat at The Broad

I have always appreciated the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. In fact, I wrote my undergrad art history thesis about the public perception of his racial identity to his work. At The Broad, it was inspiring to see Basquiat’s work in a dedicated section. Must-see section of their permanent collection gallery!

Between The World and Me


Between The World and Me is a phenomenal book that was transformed into a production by the same name for two nights in NYC and one night at the Kennedy Center in DC. This breathtaking performance was a moment in history I will not forget. With actors and performances reading Coates’ words, you were inspired and disgusted with the reason why he had to write this book to his son. I felt so much awe at the brilliance of the production and feel an incredible duty as an Educator to continue the work of equity and justice.

Into the Deep: Museum of Glass

Go Into the Deep with this exhibition at the Museum of Glass! It truly felt like you were exploring the deep blue seas with the transparency and vibrant colors of the ocean.

Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE)


In the Spring of 2012, Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, NC opened the Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE) named in honor of Salem Academy alumna Martha Allene Stevens Sutton A’71. SIDE includes donations of 900 books of furniture, architecture, design, history and interiors to Salem’s design research library that is one of the most impressive of its kind outside of Bienestock collection in High Point. The book collection is available for students at Salem’s Gramley library. In addition, SIDE has a program comprised of three components: collaboration, scholarship and research.

With a donation by the Suttons of nearly 40 chairs considered “icons” by furniture historians the Chair Library is the only one of its kind amongst colleges or universities in the United States of America.  Students will use the chairs for the inspiration and research they bring due to their unique design, materials and technology, innovation and creativity.

SIDE and the Chair Library were made possible through the generous support of Charles Sutton, Emily and Will Parsley, Marshall Sutton, David Sutton, Mrs. Allene B. Stevens, Mr. Paul Broyhill and the Broyhill Family Foundation and Mr. David B. Rea.

Click here for more images from the SIDE Chair Library:

Below you will find a sample of some of the chairs I found during my visit:


Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE). Salem College. 2013. Photo by Erin Hylton


Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE). Salem College. 2013. Photo by Erin Hylton